Good Evening, God,
I extracted a image from the video I took of the lightening Monday night. My wonderful husband Kit and I were out for an after dinner walk when we noticed flashes of light in the southern sky. We weren’t sure what it was at first.
It was lightening . . but so far away we heard nothing. Still, we cut our walk short. We mostly only get sheet lightening in Hawaii. I was curious. And waited with anticipation as it slowly grew closer. Although, with a flash every 5 or 10 seconds it seemed more like a THEY not a singular IT.
Later that evening I went outside and saw flashes of horizontal lightening bolts in the northern sky. But, still no real thunder. It was only when we were into Tuesday morning that the storm made its reality KNOWN. Then the flashes were so bright they went through eye patches and around corners. The thunder came and STAYED.
Today I realized that the slow approach of the storm is how my mind absorbs reality. Slowly! Very slowly. The Visceral awareness takes time to arrive. . . .
Visceral awareness — hearing the sonic booms rattle the windows and my bones — is quite different from intellectual awareness. As in yes, global warming. Oh Yes, a problem.
I guess, God, I am hoping that we can all get a visceral awareness of our planet’s peril. And translate that into personal and political action. Well, God, my husband just said: SAY WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO! So, part two is coming.